There's something to be said about films made for children, notably Pixar's. They got a soul, man. (Sorry. I had to place the keyword in the first line somehow) 😃 When I was a kid in the 90's, I fawned over Buzz Lightyear's slick look without seeing the other pertinent aspects of the first two … Continue reading Soul … and the Machinations of the Human Spirit!
Tom Hanks is never going out of style, and that's today's news of the world! This is to say Hanks will never be rendered irrelevant in the eyes of Hollywood. He's achieved legendary status where you'll still find him in a sophisticated period piece every now and then. And the Academy freaking loves him! 😃 … Continue reading News of the World … and the Stories of the News
Your life isn't defined by singular events, so they say. Rather, it's a series of events that chips away at your erstwhile beliefs and notions. A sudden tsunami can't destroy a rock, but a constant stream most certainly can. Shift in Political Paradigm Photo by Malte Luk on Pexels.com While the above sophism may be … Continue reading The Night I Became a Devoted Conservative
Promising Young Woman is a vengeance flick done right. Too often we salivate at the main character hunting down his female relative's killer and meting out justice, street-style. Any story deviating from the formula gets shredded by angry, armchair experts of storytelling. The internet gives airheads a digital megaphone to eviscerate someone else's brainchild. It's … Continue reading Promising Young Woman: A Revenge Flick Done Right!
Charles Manson had charm and wits. What else do he use to brainwash his followers? His knack for storytelling.